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Three national teams – Black Starlets (Male U-17), Black Princesses (Female U-20) and Black Maidens (Female U-17) – have been given the greenlight to begin camping ahead of their respective international assignments in September 2020.

This was contained in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s update number 14 on measures taken against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that was broadcasted on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

“Our female Under-20 and Under-17 national football teams have been given the clearance to go into their respective training camps to begin preparations towards their FIFA and CAF-sanctioned international matches, which begin in September,

“Whilst in training, the playing, technical and management teams must observe strictly all the protocols issued by Government, CAF and FIFA against COVID-19. All other team and contact sports, and competitive sporting events remain suspended till further notice,” the president said in his statement.

The three National teams broke camp in March, following restrictions on contact sports as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Black Maidens (U-17) have a World Cup qualifying game against Nigeria whilst the Princesses, prepare to take on Guinea-Bissau in a FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier.

The Black Starlets have been preparing for an upcoming WAFU Championship slated for Benin in September.

The FIFA U – 20 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by Costa Rica will now come off from January 20 – February 6, 2021.

FIFA has also announced that the U – 17 Women’s World Cup with India as the host is expected to come off from February 17 to March 7, 2021.


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